I was one of the Tebow-haters at the beginning. I didn’t like the fact that he couldn’t throw the ball and that he was the poster boy for the evangelical right. I didn’t like the amount of coverage and analysis he got on Sportscenter despite being a bad to mediocre quarterback on a bad Denver Broncos team.
But then, something happened. I watched him play against the New York Jets. And for most of the game he looks absolutely atrocious. But once again, when the game was on the line, something changed. And I must admit, I began to root for Tebow. There is something truly exciting about rooting for a player who can’t throw the ball at all, but somehow time and time again manages to seemingly will his team to victory.
There is no denying how exciting Tim Tebow is to watch. And it’s fun to hear commentators and analysts rip him apart, dissecting his throwing motion, saying he can’t run an NFL offense. But the bottom line is its nice to root for an underdog, and for something we have never seen before. And watching Tebow run that option offense in the NFL, where you never see this work, is just fun to watch. So I have no problem admitting it, I am now a full fledged Tim Tebow fan. I will root for him to keep defying the odds and keep confounding all the experts.